Nicola Rochon Trainee Solicitor
Nicola Rochon is a Trainee Solicitor in our Employment team based in Southampton.
Main areas of practice
Nicola assists the team on a wide range of intellectual property disputes including trade mark, passing off, design right, copyright and domain name disputes. Nicola also has experience in the filing and prosecution of trade mark applications, watch services and the preparation of cease and desist letters.
Nicola has experience in construction, contractual and professional negligence disputes for insured high net worth individuals and businesses.
Preparation of evidence of acquired distinctiveness in support of a UK trade mark Application that had been rejected as being descriptive and/or otherwise lacking in distinctive character. The preparation of extensive evidence resulted in the application proceeding to publication.
- Preparation and filing of trade mark applications and oppositions.
- Acting in claims against architects and contractors in relation to substandard construction works.
- Organising and attending Mediations regarding contractor's breach of contract and negligence.
A recent case demonstrates the growing support Courts in China are beginning to show towards brand owners. Click here to read about New Balance's success in court.
Could sharing other people's photos on social media amount to copyright infringement? Our expert has put together a few tips so you can avoid being in a position where you are being accused of copyright infringement.
A night club owner has been sentenced to three months imprisonment on a suspended sentence, in addition to payment of £5,177 damages to the claimant and £17,000 in costs, for playing sound recordings in public without a licence in contempt of court.
Articles by Nicola
A report by the European Commission on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights provides an insight into the scope and extent of intellectual property rights infringement in the EU. Our expert explains the report.
After noticing that several companies had similar names to their company name, our team took the case to the Company Names Tribunal, here is an overview of the case.
A Copyright licence is required to show copyrighted material such as films and TV programmes in public. Make sure your company is covered by the correct licence to avoid costly legal proceedings.
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